Murray Machining and Sheds, Murray Bridge Speedway will host a double header this weekend with action kicking off on Friday March 10 and continuing on Saturday March 11.
Wingless Sprint racing is highly contested here in South Australia and this weekend will see a large field assemble for the running of the annual 60 Lapper. Tyson Martin and Jack McCarthy have shared the spoils in the 5 Feature events so far this season at MMS and both will be in hot contention for the main event. Dual former Australian Champion Joel Chadwick comes in as a previous winner of the event, but throw in the likes of Ryan Alexander, Mitchell Broome, Kirby Hillyer, Hayden Vickers, Rylan Furler, Nate Trewin and Anthony Tapley it is hard to pick a clear front-runner. Two Northern Territorians complete the 39 car field in John Murdie and Zack Grimshaw. The format will see drivers contest 3 rounds of heats plus a Preliminary Feature on Night 1, before the remaining round of heats, B-Main and the gruelling 60 lap finale on Night 2.
A super field of Super Sedans will also be in action on both nights this weekend. The program will see drivers compete in two separate events, with the inaugural Cowland 42 Lapper on Friday March 10 before the running of the South Australian Super Sedan Title on Saturday March 11. The field includes six time champion Dave Gartner from Penola along with three time winner Mick Nicola Sr and individual winners Lucas Roberts and Mick Nicola Jr. Also entered is Tasmanian Callum Harper who is fresh of his SA Late Model Title win just last weekend here at MMS, while Victorian Jamie Collins has had an excellent run this season claiming both the Tasmanian and Victorian State Titles.
The bumper 2-night program concludes with the $6K to Win annual Sprintcars Ross Wright Memorial on Saturday March 11. The 20 car line-up includes the new Australian Sprintcar Champion Jock Goodyer and 2023 Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic Champion Brock Hallett. Also amongst the field are a host of experienced South Aussie campaigners including Luke Dillon, Scott Enderl, Daniel Pestka, Ryan Jones, Steven Caruso, Chad Ely and Brendan Quinn. While the interstate contingent includes Tasmania's Tate Frost, Victoria’s Dane Court and NSW’s Braydan Willmington.
Racing on Night 1 starts at the later time of 7pm, with racing on Night 2 at the regular time of 5pm. Tickets for both nights are available via www.speedwaytickets.com.au. Patrons attending on Night 1 - Friday, March 10 should be advised that the Old Murray Bridge will be closed from 7pm-6am, with detours via the Swanport Bridge.
EVENT DETAILS: March 10-11: Wingless Sprints 60 Lapper March 10: Super Sedans Cowland 42 March 11: SA Super Sedan Title March 11: Sprintcars Ross Wright Memorial - $6K to Win
Opening/Start Times: March 10: Gates open 6pm | Racing from 7pm March 11: Gates open 4pm | Racing from 5pm
NOMINATIONS: WINGLESS SPRINTS S1 Tyson Martin S5 Joel Chadwick S6 Tyson Newton S8 Darryl Sloan S12 Chris James S14 Matthew Tyler S15 Hayden Vickers S18 Jenna Kervers S19 Michael Spoljaric S23 Jack McCarthy S24 Ross Miller S26 Rylan Furler S27 Mitchell Rigney S29 Corey Brougham V33 Dale Gesell S33 Brad Evans S35 Mitchell Broome S36 Ryan Alexander S38 James Rodda S41 Bronson Mauro S47 Anthony Tapley S49 Darryl Knuckey S50 Jordan Bolitho S53 Nicole Southby S56 Tate Cowie S57 Kirra-Lee Pitcher S58 Nate Trewin NT59 John Murdie S66 Sam Martin S72 Chris Gibbs S75 Robert Heard S82 Caleb Evans S84 Jesse Alexander S86 Kirby Hillyer S89 Slade Petry S92 Thomas Walkom S95 Andy Thomas S96 Tamika Pitcher NT99 Zack Grimshaw
SUPER SEDANS V0 Lucas Roberts V1/T1 Jamie Collins V3 Mick Nicola Snr S7 Daryl Schultz* V9 Corey Ramsdale S12 Kym Hammerstein V12 Darren Giacometti V16 Ash Bergmeier S18 Dave Gartner V19 Danny Smith S22 Paul Blenkiron T22 Callum Harper V23 Mick Nicola Jnr S34 Kym Leyson S45 Chris Ferguson N47 Tyson Moon S52 Michael Brown N57 Daryl Moon S58 Neville Nitschke S66 Sarah Pope* N88 Lyle Harris S93 Kym Jury V99 Travis Ramsdale *Night 1 only
SPRINTCARS A1 Jock Goodyer S3 Ben Morris S4 Lisa Walker Q5 Brock Hallett S10 Steven Caruso S11 Scott Enderl S12 Chris James S14 Brendan Quinn VA15 Dane Court S22 Chad Ely S24 Ricky Maiolo S27 Daniel Pestka S38 Lachlan McDonough S57 Robert Heard T62 Tate Frost S63 Ryan Jones S72 Max Vidau S81 Luke Dillon N89 Braydan Willmington S93 Brent Fox